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John Govier

John Govier Beaford, 14 August 1973 More like this

Ivor Brock rescuing a lamb in a blizzard

Ivor Brock rescuing a lamb in a blizzard Millhams, Dolton, February 1978 More like this

Sheep waiting to be fed

Sheep waiting to be fed Ashreigney near, March 1989 More like this

 A kill by the Torrington Farmersí Hunt

A kill by the Torrington Farmersí Hunt Hatherleigh, November 1975 More like this

Farm interior near Hatherleigh

Farm interior near Hatherleigh Deckport Farm, Hatherleigh, April 1976 More like this

Felling elms

Felling elms Down Farm, Dolton, September 1975 More like this

William Kelly out shooting in the snow

William Kelly out shooting in the snow Okehampton, January 1979 More like this

Reg Holland

Reg Holland Newhouse, Ashreigney, October 1988 More like this

Dr Richard Westcott talking to a patient,...

Dr Richard Westcott talking to a patient,... Chittlehamholt, February 1986 More like this

Watching the parade

Watching the parade Fore Street, Chulmleigh, July 1987 More like this

James Ravilious, photographer of rural life © Beaford Archive

Image of James Ravilious
by Alan Winn.

The Beaford Archive

Photographs by James Ravilious from 1972 - 1989

WELCOME. Towards the end of the last century, James Ravilious created an "endless tapestry" of life in rural north Devon. This site holds digital scans of the 1,700 negatives which he regarded as his finest work.

High quality prints of the images on this website can be purchased online, please see individual images for details.

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